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Leilastin in Saint Petersburg, Florida

Updated 18 months ago

New COTA graduate question - 2 Replies

Hi I am a new grad in Florida and am recently certified and licensed as an OTA. This is a second career for me. I also have a bachelor's degree...

STHERE in Morristown, New Jersey

How do you get into hand therapy?

I am trying to find a paid mentorship in hand therapy. I may have an interview with Novacare in Philly. Is there any other places worth calling in...

OTR in Austin, Texas

Updated 18 months ago

Questioning OT - 1 Reply

Hi all, I have completed my first year (of 2) of OT school. I still have one more semester of didactic coursework and my level II's to go before I...

OTR in Austin, Texas

Updated 18 months ago

Can I work a part-time job during OT school? - 2 Replies

I'm thinking of applying to the program at Touro College in NYC. They have an extended study track with a lighter workload. I would like to know...

gehrbar3 in North Olmsted, Ohio

Updated 18 months ago

How did you choose your MOT/MS in OT Program? And what are job prospects for Peds? - 32 Replies

I am in the process of applying to MOT or MS in OT programs for Fall 2011. There are so many schools, and it's really hard to figure out where I...

Eting in Denver, Colorado

Updated 19 months ago

NBCOT character review - 3 Replies

I just finished level 2 fieldwork and am applying for the NBCOT exam. I was wondering if anyone has applied for the exam with a simple misdemeanor on...

espoir in Santa Clara, California

Pay at Pediatric Clinic

Hi, As a new grad I'm wondering about pay in private SI/pediatric clinics. I've heard of OTs being paid hourly, and only if a client shows up. How...

Eting in Denver, Colorado

Updated 19 months ago

Condensed Therapy Ed OTR Study Guide - 1 Reply

I am selling my condensed but VERY thorough OTR study guide that is neatly typed and goes along with the Therapy Ed book, page by page. I recently...

OTtobe in Fullerton, California

Anyone in ergonomics???

I'm interested in occupational therapy and I was wondering if any of you are in the field of ergonomics/know of any other fellow OT's who are in it....

Eting in Honolulu, Hawaii

Updated 20 months ago

I need a study partner for nbcot exam - 16 Replies

Please let me know if anyone is interested to study with me for this exam.... Thank you....

Maria Rubio in Michigan

Updated 20 months ago

Volunteer Experience - 15 Replies

Hi, I'm new to the forum. I've worked in numerous fields that, unfortunately, were not fits for me. So, I'm just interested in learning more about...

MSGIBSON in Phoenix, Arizona

OT Practioner Interview

I would like to interview an OT or COTA for an assignment. Its a ten question interview. It will be very brief. Any takers?

Running1987 in Springfield, Massachusetts

Updated 20 months ago

OTA and OT school - 2 Replies

Hi, I graduated college back in 2011 with a degeee in Justice and Law Administration. GPA was so so about a 2.7. Since then did a year and 2 year's...

AlohaOTA in Waipahu, Hawaii

ACOTE Accreddited but not regionally accreddited OTA Program

Hi all, For my OTA program, the school I went to was ACOTE accredited but not regionally accredited. The school had a transfer agreement in place...

OT22 in San Francisco, California

Fieldwork at a Skilled Nursing Facility

I am about to start my fieldwork at a skilled nursing facility in about 2 weeks. Does anyone have any tips on what material to review before I start?...

laurenjot in San Jose, California

independent contractor

I am considering becoming an independent contractor OT to do per diem work in home health. I live in California and currently work per diem at a SNF...

Xkirstyw in United Kingdom

OT working abroad

Hi guys I am a qualified OT and I have been working for around 2 years. I am now wanting to work abroad for a while but struggling to find...

GOOT in New Orleans, Louisiana

Grades in OT school

I'm curious what kind of grades everyone got in OT school. I've been out of school a while and am in my 1st semester of school and am struggling...

futureCOTA in Greenwich, Ohio

NBCOT Character Review

Hi, I'm just finishing up my level 2 fieldwork and am applying for the NBCOT exam and am in a stressful situation. My issue is related to the last...

Antmart in Bronx, New York

Dominican College?

Have anyone heard of or attended Dominican College of Blauvelt in Orangeburg, NY? They have a bridge program but it is a private institution. They...

AdrianaG in Edinburg, Texas

For any Occupationa Therapist... NEED YOUR HELP!

I am have an assignment to interview an OT. If you can go ahead and answer the questions below that would be awesome!! Thank you in advance!...

Metta in London, United Kingdom

Updated 22 months ago

OT Graduate degree abroad?? - 1 Reply

Hi, I'm currently (very anxiously) awaiting responses from my last two OT programs that I applied to: one being a Masters (accepting 45 people), and...

ProspectiveOT in Farmington, Michigan

Updated 23 months ago

What to do if rejected by grad schools? - 1 Reply

So I'm still waiting to hear back from the schools that I applied to to see if I was accepted/rejected/waitlisted.... I'm going to reapply for the...

gatorot in Gainesville, Florida

Opinions on MOT program

Hi everyone! I was just accepted to the University of Florida MOT program as well as the Medical University of South Carolina's MOT program. Has...

ProspectiveOT in Pontiac, Michigan

Feeling inadequate for OT

Is it normal to doubt your capability of being a good OT? I have a lot of direct patient care experience and I also work in the schools with special...

BBNY21 in Ramsey, New Jersey

Updated 24 months ago

MOT vs COTA already have MEd and mom of small kids - 2 Replies

I am looking for some insight. I have a masters in special needs and worked as a special needs teacher for just 3 years prior to the birth of my 2nd...

xboxer in Cactus, Arizona

Updated 24 months ago

How Competitive is OT School?? - 5 Replies

I really would like to be an Occupational Therapist. Before I go to College to get a Bachelors degree I wanted to find out how competitive MOST...

anticuti in Brentwood, California

Updated 24 months ago

Are OT jobs declining? - 1 Reply

I am a current OT student, graduating in 2 years. I was wondering if any currrently employed occupational therapists or recently graduated...

Momo in Melvindale, Michigan


I'm 28 and trying to figure out if I want to go back to school to become a COTA or work on pre reqs for the next year then try to get into OT school....

Jessica in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Updated 24 months ago

For those of you like me that have a lower undergrad GPA... - 2 Replies

So I have been doing a little research. For those of you that have a lower undergrad GPA like myself but still have your heart set on OT, here is...

FutureOT in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Looking for Advice about a Full Time Master's Progam

Hi everyone, I am currently finishing up my pre-requisites for OT programs (specifically in NJ and PA). I have been a special education...

Barry2 in Austin, Texas

Updated 24 months ago

OT or PTA for long term career - 2 Replies

Facing the tough decision whether to get my associates in PTA or do a masters OT program as a long term career. I'm 40 years old and have been a...

Nilou in Van Nuys, California

Updated 24 months ago

OT Volunteer opportunities in Los Angeles area? - 7 Replies

I am a prospective OT student in need of OT experience. I have contacted a few hospitals around la with no success, as well as some other...

DesertDude in California

Updated 24 months ago

MOT program at University of St. Augustine - 1 Reply

Has anybody attending the MOT program at one of the St. Augustine campuses???

OTapplicant in Irvine, California

Do I have a chance at any of the schools in California??

I'm a junior in college anticipating to apply to OT schools this summer/fall. Currently, my GPA is just shy of 3.0 and I think by the time I...

anticuti in Brentwood, California

Updated 24 months ago

Does hand therapy always include massages? - 1 Reply

I've observed a variety of settings of OT and I think hand therapy is so what I want to do when I become an OT. I like the fact that the settings for...

J in Woburn, Massachusetts

Updated 25 months ago

OTA to OT Bridge Program (No Bachelors Required) - 2 Replies

I am a recent licensed COTA and am looking for a bridge program that does not require a lot of pre-reqs. I came across New England Institute of...

xboxer in Cactus, Arizona

Updated 25 months ago

Heard of any OT's specializing in ergonomics? - 1 Reply

When you go to the AOTA website or even just check out USC website, you can find that they listed ergonomics as a viable option as an OT...

nsm4207 in Irvine, California

Updated 25 months ago

Do Private Practices for adults exist in OT? - 1 Reply

I was just wondering if it's possible to have a private practice that is NOT a pediatric practice. I have googled "private practice OT adults" and...

New Grad OTR in Fort Worth, Texas

Average pay per unit for new grad?

Hello! I am a new OTR and am currently job seeking. I have a question I was hoping someone may assist me with. Compensation seems to be generally...

New Grad OTR in Fort Worth, Texas

Updated 25 months ago

Occupational Therapy and Multi-tasking - 1 Reply

Do you have to be good at multi-tasking to be good as an OT? When I say multi-tasking, I mean literally doing two things at once, so that you have...

CANYOT in New York, New York

Hand Therapy

Has anyone completed Drexel University's Certificate in Advanced Practice Therapy: Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation program? If so, was it worth...

JillyBee in Cleveland, Ohio

Updated 25 months ago

Occupational Therapy vs. Recreational Therapy - 1 Reply

So I have been interested in becoming an OT ever since I discovered what they do. I am currently 15 credits away from my Bachelor of Psychology and...

me in Spokane, Washington

Updated 25 months ago

OT Travel Companies - 25 Replies

What is your opinion of the Travel Company you work for? How is the Salary? What do you think about the housing that you are provided?


Updated 25 months ago

OT as a guy / Guy OTs - 22 Replies


Irina , New York in Brooklyn, New York

Would like to form a professional study/article review study group.

Hello friends, I am looking to form a review or study group, for exchange of new information, staying current and earn those PDUs. "Meetings" can...

deeudiaver@*****.*** in Mumbai, India

Updated 26 months ago

Canadian OT wanting to work in California, USA - 21 Replies

Hi OT colleagues, I am a Canadian OT and recently passed the OTR exam for USA. I submitted my papers for California license. I am really eager to...

OT in San Pablo, California

Updated 26 months ago

Stats for Acceptance into USC - 1 Reply

What are your stats for being accepted into USC Master OT program?

Calimommy in Long Beach, California

USC OT program Cost$$

I am a 27 year old mommy of 1 so far :)looking to apply to USC Master program next year. One thing that I am most concerned about is the cost$$$. The...

conflicted in Chicago, Illinois

OT vs Pharmacy

I'm really torn between the two fields. I started off at a 4 year working on a biostatistics degree, but I found myself really unhappy at the school...

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